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emil
03-26-2012, 17:41
Newbie question here. I just ordered a few bottles of the 15 and 20 from this year's spring release. Was wondering if these are bottled in the fall and held until the spring or if this is a new bottling.

Has anyone tried these yet? Any first impressions compared to the 2011 release?

Clavius
03-26-2012, 18:19
Check the laser-engraved code on the bottle to find out when it was bottled. Then read this thread: http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16711

sku
03-26-2012, 18:30
Newbie question here. I just ordered a few bottles of the 15 and 20 from this year's spring release. Was wondering if these are bottled in the fall and held until the spring or if this is a new bottling.

Has anyone tried these yet? Any first impressions compared to the 2011 release?


From what I've seen so far, they were bottled in late January/early February of this year, but there are sometimes older release bottles that slip in, so do check those codes.

clingman71
03-26-2012, 18:33
My fall release 15s were easy to read, but I don't see any date on my spring 20.

Clavius
03-26-2012, 18:35
My fall release 15s were easy to read, but I don't see any date on my spring 20.
Could be behind the label.

Hershmeister
03-26-2012, 19:37
I'm just impressed you got several

Stormeh
03-26-2012, 21:02
I couldn't find laser codes on my recently acquired bottles of Saz 18 circa 2002. Should these have laser codes?

silverfish
03-27-2012, 06:39
I couldn't find laser codes on my recently acquired bottles of Saz 18 circa 2002. Should these have laser codes?

Saz is not part of the PVW line. I have not heard of
bottle codes mentioned for Saz (or any BTAC) but
that doesn't mean they aren't there.

RWBadley
03-27-2012, 09:36
Newbie question here. I just ordered a few bottles of the 15 and 20 from this year's spring release. Was wondering if these are bottled in the fall and held until the spring or if this is a new bottling.

Has anyone tried these yet? Any first impressions compared to the 2011 release?

I have not tried the new release yet- but this spring date code is different. it now will read something like B1202608:04. I think this shows bottled 2012 February possibly 6th at 8:04 AM tho I could be wrong.

Cheers,
RW

sku
03-27-2012, 11:55
I have not tried the new release yet- but this spring date code is different. it now will read something like B1202608:04. I think this shows bottled 2012 February possibly 6th at 8:04 AM tho I could be wrong.

Cheers,
RW

The 026 would likely indicate the 26th day of the year, so January 26.

As to BTACs, I think they generally have the same time stamp as Van Winkles, though I don't know when they started putting them on.

luther.r
03-27-2012, 12:09
Has anyone tried these yet? Any first impressions compared to the 2011 release?

I've had some of the 2012 Pappy 15. My impression is that the profile is very similar to the fall 2011 release, but I haven't done a side by side.

RWBadley
03-27-2012, 13:37
The 026 would likely indicate the 26th day of the year, so January 26.

As to BTACs, I think they generally have the same time stamp as Van Winkles, though I don't know when they started putting them on.

That makes sense, thanks for the info.

I'll need to crack one of these open here soon and see how it's doing.

Cheers,

RW

StraightNoChaser
03-27-2012, 15:47
Tis the season to drive to 20 stores to secure a handful of bottles of overhyped bourbon marked up to eBay prices :skep:

dohidied
03-27-2012, 15:59
Thanks for reminding me. I went to see my local whiskey longer with reasonable Pappy prices to reserve a few bottles. Hopefully it comes in next week.